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Definitions of preserve

  1. To keep from injury; defend; uphold; save; keep in a wholesome state; put up with sugar, salt, etc., for keeping; as, to preserve fruit; keep up; maintain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To keep from injury: to defend: to keep in a sound state: to season for preservation: to keep up, as appearances. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To rescue; keep from injury; keep; prepare for keeping. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. maintain in safety form injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. To hold or keep in any particular state or condition; to support; to sustain; to uphold; to keep up; not to suffer to fail or decline; as, to maintain a certain degree of heat in a furnace; to maintain a fence or a railroad; to maintain the digestive process or powers of the stomach; to maintain the fertility of soil; to maintain present reputation. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, as sugar, salt, etc.; to season and prepare for remaining in a good state, as fruits, meat, etc.; as, to preserve peaches or grapes. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To make preserves. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To protect game for purposes of sport. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; -- commonly in the plural. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A place in which game, fish, etc., are preserved for purposes of sport, or for food. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To keep from injury; to uphold; to keep in a sound state; to season with sugar or other substances for preservation; to keep from corruption. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To keep or save from injury or destruction; to keep from decay or in a sound state; to secure; to defend; to maintain, as appearances; to boil with sugar to keep from decay. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. a reservation where animals are protected Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. Fruit, etc., put up and kept in sugar; a place set apart for keeping game, fish, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Preserver. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. That which is preserved, as fruit, etc.: a place for the protection of animals, as game, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Fruit, &c., prepared by boiling in sirup; place where game is preserved. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Preserveation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Anything preserved, as fruit cooked in sugar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A place in which game is preserved. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Fruit or vegetable seasoned and kept in sugar; a place for the preservation of game. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. A fruit or vegetable boiled with sugar, to keep it from decay, and to render it pleasant to the taste; a place set apart for the shelter and protection of game intended for sport. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Preservable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for preserve

  1. F. Heaven preserve me from that! – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  2. Late the next night Curlie made his way home along the well- remembered Forest Preserve road. – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
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